Fictional Universe/Religion chat
standard fundamentalist protestant message. although the former started to get more and more liberal.
Doesn't sound that interesting. Are you sure you're not just a statist?
it depends on how the preacher does it; the one at my church is good at doing it
And that's 'interesting'? You, my friend, are clearly deprived of entertainment.
I consider long wordy history books to be pleasure reading; my idea of entertainment is a bit skewed yes :P. but, building on what i said in the saloon bar; ultimately the reason im going this far in my faith questioning (ive been doing this for a few years now) is simply... i dont feel happy, i feel judged, constantly, and just cant stand it; my own skepticism in the standard ideas of BL/YEC is just secondary.
myself. as in when i compare myself to Christians i know, how im "supposed" to be, ect. i feel myself coming up short; and i judge myself on that.
not so much what they do but how they are, what they believe. They always seem to "be in it" more then me. They don't seem so conflicted, so... questioning.They seem to feel god/something is there, i dont, not as much. And being the beliefs i do, i feel terrible for that. Case in point is prayer; i stopped believing prayer did much good a long time ago; and the last time i did pray the exact opposite of why i prayed happened.
I would say, then, that the religion for you is...$cientology!
The Mayan religion looks good. Most of their supposed undesirable beliefs are really confusion with the Aztecs.
because 1) i dont wanna be maratrean 2.0, and 2) i know for a fact it isnt real. | im self described as insane, but thats me being weird
How do you know that it isn't real? Divine revelation works in mysterious ways!
because i know it isnt :P. Personally my own religious Beliefs, if im not a christian, is something like Ietsisme.
not everybody feels so sure there isn't something else Fallacy, you should learn to accept that concept.
And I'd ask you why you nevertheless cared about gender neutrality and all that.
Because I've been raised to dislike prejudice, and I view sexism and gender as perpetrators of prejudice.
do you deny there is a physical difference between male and female sex?
But similarly, if you were 'raised to be a YEC'...
Clearly, you think it matters, is the point I'm trying to make.
If you think it matters, is that really nihilism?
So you don't take it any further then? Why not?
a) Why should I, and b) it's impossible to. You can't just stop having personal values and morals.
So is actually thinking certain parts of the bible arent Literal; or thinking prayer is worthless. Or a number of things I believe
"So is actually thinking certain parts of the bible arent Literal" In talk, yes. In practice? No -- to be a functioning human being there are a number of things you have to ignore in the Bible.
As far as I can tell, letsism is an even more watered down version of deism.
Yes, yes - but this 'higher force' may or may not have turned said water into wine.
Can one of you hairless geeks please shorten the title of this thread so it's not such a drag to look at recent changes on my phone? Thanks.
I hate to break it to you, Nutty, but nothing's happening on RC right now. Or likely will for some time.
Also, you can use the drop down to exclude the 'thread' namespace from the list. But I see Mikalos has changed the thread.
But I'm a nihilist, so you can't claim I had responsibility for that. Or something.
More of a pessimistic incompatibilist, but the general idea's the same.
I don't give a squirt of piss what you pathetic shitheels yammer about on Saturday nIght or whether there's some button I don't know about I can push to exclude a namespace. Give me a button to ignore YOU so I can look at rc and see if you cunts are defaming anyone. You make looking at this site on a celly drunk in the back of a cab that's trying to murder me a vomitous experience and I already loathed you.
nutty im going to say i really dont give a fuck what you want to see or not see. i dont fucking care if its inconvenient for you to read, thats to bad, we felt like discussing things, so kindly fuck off